Year 4 2023 - 2024

Mr Breckwoldt

Miss Higson

Miss MacIntyre

Miss Gibson

All About Year 4

In Year 4, we believe in team work and us all working together as one team which includes every one of the year 4 children! Our staff team includes Miss Higson, Miss Gibson, Mr Breckwoldt and Miss Macintyre and we are supported by Mrs Morrey, Mrs Begley, Mrs Holmes and Mrs Almond. We all work together very hard to ensure that all children make good progress.

During the year, we will study some great and interesting topics such as: Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Sound, Europe, Animal Habitats, Teeth and Eating. We also hope to have some exciting visitors in to school and to take some trips to intriguing places, including an overnight stay.

We will also study a different class book each half term. These include, 'The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe', 'The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane' and 'The Iron Man'.



Date Given

Date Due

English/ Reading Monday Wednesday
Maths Wednesday Friday
Module Friday Monday


In addition to the set homework, pupils should be reading every evening and regularly practising their spellings and times tables (using TT Rockstars). Some homework is set on Google Classroom. Please check there each week.

Meet your teachers!


Miss Higson


Hello, I'm Miss Higson.

I have been teaching for a while now, about 16 years. This will be my fourth year at Great Moor Junior School and I love it here!

I'm looking forward to getting started with our new classes in Year 4. I love seeing the progress that all the children make over the year. I have high standards and expectations and we always work hard to meet them, whilst making sure we have fun along the way. I am also the deputy headteacher, so from Wednesday afternoon until Friday I will be in school but out of class. Miss Gibson is the other teacher in 4HG and will teach the second half of the week. We always pass information between us and will both know what is happening in our classroom.

If you ever have any questions, feel free to come and see me or one of the team. We are always available after school and there will always be an adult on the door in the morning that you can talk to.

Miss Higson




Miss Gibson

Hi, I am Miss Gibson!

Although I have been teaching at Great Moor Junior School for six years, this will be my first year teaching in Year 4 and I cannot wait! I will be teaching our class Wednesday afternoons, Thursdays and Fridays. There are so many interesting topics that we learn about, which I will post lots of photos of in our gallery. I am looking forward to working alongside Miss Higson and being supported by Mrs Holmes, Mrs Almond and Mrs Morrey.

I am also the school’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO). I am keen to build strong working relationships with all parents, so please do not hesitate to contact me with any queries you have.



Mr. Breckwoldt


Hello, my name is Mr. Breckwoldt.

I am again with Mrs. Begley who is working alongside me as my Teaching Assistant. We have worked together as a great team for the last few years in Year 3 and in Year 4.

It is a great curriculum in Year 4 with such topics as the Ancient Greeks and Romans; learning about electricity in Science and using that to make nightlights in DT; rivers and mountains in Geography; building on skills in computing (learning about repetition in Scratch and Logo); as well as a great set of books to read in English; lots of challenging and fun Maths; and much more besides. 

At present, I am one of the Computing coordinators. 

I will be recommencing Code Club in the second half of the autumn term. So if you enjoy Scratch you will love it.

Outside of school, I enjoy reading (fiction and non-fiction). I am still learning the piano and I sing in a choir. Also, I'm an online volunteer for a national charity.  

Mr. Breckwoldt



Miss Macintyre


Hello, my name is Miss Macintyre!

This is my second year teaching Year 4 at Great Moor Junior School and I am very excited to work alongside Mr Breckwoldt, Miss James and Miss Higson. Our classroom assitants are Mr Longshaw and Mrs Holmes.

I look forward to supporting your children to grow in their ability and confidence throughout the year. Year 4 has lots of interesting topics such as the Ancient Greeks which I am sure the children will love! I love to teach Maths, Geography and History.

Outside of school, I enjoy running, travelling and have recently ventured into skydiving! 

I hope the children thoroughly enjoy their time in year 4. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Files to Download

Year 4: News items

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Year 4: Blog items

4HG Make Greek Salads!, by Miss Gibson

Year 4: Gallery items

Poppies, by Miss MacIntyre

4M and 6M Buddying, by Miss Moulsher

4M Greek Salads, by Miss MacIntyre

Year 4: Calendar items

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